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Future of NATO-Gulf relations discussed in Kuwait

As part of the resumption of events at the NATO-Istanbul Cooperation Initiative Regional Centre in Kuwait (NIRC), a “NATO talk” was held on Monday (13 May 2024) to address the future of NATO relations in the region. “Twenty years of the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative: What is the way forward for NATO-Gulf relations?” covered the importance of NATO partnerships and the changing security environment in the region.
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Group of experts publishes report on NATO’s southern neighbourhood

Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană underlined the importance of NATO’s southern neighbourhood at an event hosted by the German Marshall Fund in Brussels on Tuesday (7 May 2024). What happens in the region directly affects the security of the Euro-Atlantic region, he stressed.
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NATO and Gulf partners boost scientific cooperation on security implications of climate change

The NATO-Istanbul Cooperation Initiative Regional Centre in Kuwait convened its second conference on climate change and security on 23-24 April 2024. The event brought together officials and experts to discuss the specific challenges faced by the region and share views on how to move international cooperation forward.
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Allied Foreign Ministers discuss report by Group of Experts on NATO’s southern neighbourhood

Meeting in Brussels on 4 and 5 April, Foreign Ministers discussed the findings of the review conducted by an independent Group of Experts on NATO’s approach on its southern neighbourhood. The review highlights the linkage between the security of NATO’s southern neighbourhoods – North Africa, the Middle East, the Sahel region and adjacent regions – and that of NATO Allies. It also underscores that deep-rooted localized challenges are now exacerbated by global strategic competition and threat-multipliers, such as climate change.
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Secretary General receives final report from group of experts on NATO’s southern neighbourhood

On Wednesday (20 March 2024), the independent group of experts appointed to support NATO’s reflection on its southern neighbourhood presented their final report to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. The group also engaged with the North Atlantic Council and briefed Permanent Representatives on their key findings. The report proposes concrete recommendations to shape NATO’s approach to its southern neighbourhood – particularly the Middle East, North Africa and Sahel regions.
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IISS Manama Dialogue conference: NATO reaches out to southern neighbourhood

From 17 to 19 November 2023, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, and the Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy, Ambassador Boris Ruge, attended the IISS Manama Dialogue in Bahrain. NATO’s key message at this conference was that it wants to find ways to deepen Partnerships in its Southern neighbourhood. Admiral Bauer expressed this during a panel discussion on “Strategies and Capabilities”. In addition, the NATO delegation had a number of bilateral meetings with representatives of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, France and Germany.
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Secretary General welcomes newly appointed experts to address NATO’s southern neighbourhood

On Thursday (19 October 2023), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with a group of independent Allied experts to discuss NATO’s approach to its southern neighbourhood – particularly the Middle East, North Africa and Sahel regions.
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Deep Dive Recap: MENA and the Gender Perspective

To mark the upcoming 23rd anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, the NATO International Military Staff Office of the Gender Advisor (IMS GENAD) has launched a new series of deep dives focusing on the Gender Perspective in different geographical regions. On 13 September 2023, the first session of this series was held with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. It explored where and how the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda is prevalent among military and peacekeeping forces in the region, as well as the challenges that remain on its way. The discussion further examined what NATO is doing and can do in the future to support a comprehensive Gender Perspective in the region, highlighting specific best practices learned from different national contexts.
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NATO and Kuwait hold talks with partners on climate change and security

Climate change is one of the defining challenges of our times, and NATO has been actively engaging experts, civil society, and other groups to discuss the nexus between climate change and security. On Monday (30 January), the NATO-Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) Regional Centre in Kuwait hosted the first ever discussion with Allied and Partner experts on emerging climate challenges and how to tackle them together.
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Sultan Qaboos University of Oman visits NATO Headquarters

On 4-5 January 2022, a group of students and faculty members from the International Relations and Security Studies Graduate Programme of the Sultan Qaboos University of Oman visited NATO Headquarters for a two-day seminar in the framework of NATO’s public diplomacy efforts.

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